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BonNanooga? Not exactly, but The Friends of the Cumberland Trail are presenting an Appalachian-themed music festival at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday, March 22, that could also be known as the Bonnaroo of Mountain Music.
The Cumberland Trail Suite Appalachian Music Festival will entertain the valley with some big names, including host Grammy Award-winners Tim O’Brien and Rhiannon Gibbons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
A high time for mountain folk and lovers of indigenous music, the special benefit concert features a long list of performers including Ed Brown, Clyde Davenport, Downers and Williams the Old Time Travelers, Fletcher Bright and the Dismembered Tennesseans, Meredith Goins, The Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African American Song, Tom and Charlie McCarroll with Tammi McCarroll-Burroughs, Chris Ryan, Nancy Foreman Westmoreland and the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble.
The Friends of Cumberland Trail is a nonprofit organization that supports (you’ll never guess) the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and it’s development as well as surrounding parklands and natural areas.
Tickets are $20 plus convenience fees, with a limited number of VIP seats available for $100, which includes prime seating and a gala reception.
Tickets are available now at the Memorial Auditorium box office, online at chattanoogaonstage.com or by phone at (423) 642-8497.